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The Races:

District 20
State Senate
- Linda Gagliano (R)
- Ray Lesniak (D)
General Assembly
- Neil Cohen (D)
- Joseph Cryan (D)
District 21
State Senate
- Tom Kean Jr. (R)
- Gina Genovese (D)
General Assembly
- Jon Bramnick (R)
- Eric Munoz (R)
- Norman Albert (D)
- Bruce Bergen (D)
- Ryan Reyes (G)
- George DeCarlo (G)
District 22
State Senate
- Rose McConnell (R)
- Nicholas Scutari (D)
General Assembly
- Bryan DesRochers (R)
- Robert Gatto (R)
- Jerry Green (D)
- Linda Stender (D)
County Freeholders
- Patricia Quattrocchi (R)
- John Russitano Jr. (R)
- Robert Reilly (R)
- Daniel Sullivan (D)
- Bette Jane Kowalski (D)
- Rayland Van Blake (D)
- Adrian Mapp
- Becky McHugh
- George O'Grady
County Sheriff
- Peter Lijoii (R)
- Ralph Froehlich (D)
- Charles Mitchell Sr.
Westfield Council
First Ward
- Frank Arena (R)
- Ross Katz (D)
Second Ward
- Jo Ann Neylan (R)
- Bruce Regenstreich (D)
Third Ward
- Mark Ciarrocca (R)
- Matt Sontz (D)
Fourth Ward
- James Foerst (R)
- Lenore Scurry (D)
Fanwood Mayor
- Colleen Mahr (D)
Fanwood Council
- Anthony Parenti (R)
- Joel Stroz (R)
- Katherine Mitchell (D)
- William Populus (D)
Garwood Council
- Anthony Sytko (R)
- Dennis Clark (R)
- Charles Lombardo (D)
- Stephen Napolitano (D)
Mountainside Mayor
- Robert Viglianti (R)
Mountainside Council
- Glenn Mortimer (R)
- Jeffrey Wass (R)
goleader.com Election Coverage 2007 
Fanwood Council
Anthony Parenti
Party Affiliation: Republican

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Professional Background: Anthony (Tony) Parenti served four years in the US Air Force with the 42nd Bombardment Wing, during the Korean War. He joined the Plainfield Police Department in 1956 and after one year, he left to become a member of the Fanwood Police Department. He was with Fanwood for 40 years, worked his way up the ranks, and became chief of police in 1975, a position he held until retiring in 1998. He then became the Director of the John H. Stamler Police Academy, Union County, and left in 2007. He also served as a volunteer member of the Fanwood Fire Department and Rescue Squad. He is a volunteer member of the Union County Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and serves on the Governorís Highway Safety Policy Advisory Council.

Education: Mr. Parenti earned a police science degree while attending night sessions at Rutgers University during his employment with the Fanwood Police Department. He attended certification courses in police management and public administration at Penn State University and Northwestern University.

Family Life: The candidate and his wife reside on Pleasant Avenue in Fanwood. His eldest son recently retired from the Summit Police Department to become an assistant prosecutor with the Somerset County Prosecutorís Office. His other son is the police chief in North Plainfield, and his daughter is employed by Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company.

Government Experience: Mr. Parenti is the creator of 37 legislative bills that were signed into law in New Jersey. He was the driving force behind increasing the drinking age to 21 in New Jersey and nationally. He was elected to 31 consecutive terms as president of the NJ Police Traffic Officers Association and served terms as president of the Union County Police Chiefs Association, the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police, the Middlesex County American Italian Civic League and the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey. He also served as chairman of the NJ Commission on Drunk Driving. He has been associated with government on a local, county, state or national level for nearly 55 years.

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Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2007
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